Chemistry and Characterization of Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces


Announcing the Golden Gate Polymer Forum Fall Symposium


November 13, 1997

Michael's at Shoreline Mountain View, CA 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • XPS In Industry: Practical Examples Dr. Tom Lenk, Raychem
  • TOF-SIMS of Polymers Dr. Alan Spool, IBM Storage Products Division
  • Rheological Properties of Polymers as Studied by AFM Professor Rene Overney, University of Washington
  • Adhesion and Progressive Debonding of Organic/Inorganic Interfaces Professor Reinhold Dauskhardt, Stanford University
  • Interfacial Interactions of Perfluoropolyether Lubricants with Carbon Overcoated Magnetic Recording Media Dr. George Tyndall, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Plasma and Sputtering Treatments of Fluoropolymers with XPS Characterization Dr. Morton A. Golub, NASA Ames


The technical program will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. The agenda will allow ample time for discussion with the speakers. Abstracts will be available, prior to the symposium, upon request. Registration Fee: $125. Registration Deadline: Monday, November 10th. Fee includes lunch (including vegetarian options) and refreshments during the breaks.

To register, contact either: Kathy Farinas (650) 599-3576 Subbu Venkatraman (650) 494-5035 It is preferable, but not required, to send checks in advance. Send checks to: Allen Nixon Raychem Corporation 300 Constitution Drive MS 122/6403 Menlo Park, CA 94025-1164

Directions to Michael's at Shoreline: From 101 north or south, take the Shoreline Boulevard Exit going towards the bay. Drive past the amphitheater into Shoreline Park. After approximately a mile, a sign will direct you to turn left into the parking lot. Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd. Phone: (415) 962-1014

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